Shinji Kagawa's agent discusses Manchester United exit rumours

The Japan international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, but his representative has stated he is happy in England.

After promising signs in his debut campaign in England, 2013-14 was supposed to be the season that Shinji Kagawa played a considerable role in Manchester United’s quest for honours.

It hasn’t quite worked out that way, with both the player and team suffering from inconsistent form this term.

With the Japan international obviously keen to command a regular first-team place wherever he plays, there have been rumblings in the press about a possible Old Trafford exit this summer.

Former club Borussia Dortmund have been linked with a move for the Asian star, while Napoli are also interested according to reports in Italy.

However, Kagawa’s agent Thomas Kroth has poured cold water on suggestions that Kagawa could be sold this summer.

"Has there been contact from Napoli? For me, these are just rumours and nothing certain," the agent told

"He doesn't feel bad at Manchester United, so I see no reason to talk about him leaving."

Kagawa’s chances to play have suffered due to Wayne Rooney’s good form in the number ten role – the Japanese playmaker’s preferred position.

He has largely been played out of position on one of the flanks when given his chance to feature and not been given a run of appearances in the team.

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